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Basic skills Warm-up. Should be able to put the controls at 9 and -9 and do 20 Random problems in 60 seconds WITHOUT A CALCULATOR: CLICK HERE. Do not change settings. Click GO. Work for 60 seconds then show score.
In order to succeed in this class, you need to be able to do all of these things to 100% – not necessarily on the first try but given enough chances you must be able to do all these things or it is unlikely you will be successful going on. In college, these are known as prerequisites.
For the video links, they may or may not work from school. Most of the worksheets have additional help at the top and the bottom of the page.
Monday Oct 29
Need more instruction? see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWcllbr8Hqs&feature=related
Tuesday Oct 30
Need more instruction see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgUW9t9YZG8
Wednesday Oct 31
Need more instruction, See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6fPIVeS_-A
Thursday Nov 1
Friday Nov 2
Monday Nov. 5
Section 8.1 Systems of Equations.
p. 360 5-25. Make sure you follow the examples given in class.
Tuesday Nov. 6
Solving by Substitution.
Wed Nov. 7
Section 8.1 Systems of Equations.
p. 360 5-25. Make sure you follow the examples given in class.
Thur Nov. 8
Solving by Substitution (Second time – should have done twice). If you have already done once and can show me two more WITH WORK – you can opt to help other people in class instead of doing it a second time.
Friday Nov. 9
Brief interview of the THIRD way to find the simultaneous solution: ADDITION (sometimes called elimination or even subtraction).
QUIZ!, must show work.
Homework: Practice more from this week if needed. Plan to re-take quiz on Tuesday if needed. Find a you-tube video that explains this if needed!!
Monday Nov. 12
Tuesday Nov. 13
Addition (elimination method)
MUST SHOW WORK AND submit answers.
MUST COMPLETE AT LEAST 5 in class to get full credit and finish a total of 10.
Wednesday Nov. 14
Start on word problems. ALL of these require an equation (probably two but some of you are cleverer than I). For each one state:
1) What your variables are: For instance d=cost per day and t=total cost
2) What your equations are: For instance 25 + 2c=t and 30+1.5c=t
3) Use substitution or the addition method to solve. Since these are real world problems, you are LIKELY to end of with a decimal from time to time.
Thursday Nov. 15
More on word problems
Friday Nov 16
Continue on Word Problems and Addition Method.
Quiz over addition method and word problems.
Last 20 minutes. Pick any 4 problems (of differing types) here . Copy them down on the paper provided. Show your work. Show the check. ONE OF THEM must be done by the addition method to get full credit. FOLLOW DIRECTIONS PROVIDED.
Monday Nov. 19
Practice Test over graphing with particular emphasis on Systems of equations.
Tuesday Nov. 20
Bonus Question to work on after test
Wednesday Nov. 21
Very shortened day. GGN Review for Extra Credit.
Extra Credit over break (can count up to two homework assignments IF DONE WELL). On a separate sheet of paper create a 10 question MULTIPLE CHOICE test related to ALL of the material we’ve covered so far (Chapters 1,2,3,7,8) – use the book, internet work (look at last quarter syllabus as well!), and warm-ups as a source of ideas. Each problem should have at least four possible answers. There should be a key of correct answers at the end of the test. At least ONE question should have an x-y graph (hand-drawn is fine).
What is a solution to y=x+1?
a) (1,1) b) (2,3) c) (4,-4) d) (2,1)
Today for extra credit GGN
Monday Nov. 26
CRITICAL THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THE BASICS OF THESE NEXT TWO ASSIGNMENTS!!
It’s also important that you know the symbol and the meaning of the Less Than, Greater Than, Less Than or Equal to, and Greater Than or Equal To signs.
Inequalities and their graphs.
HW/CW: p.173 1-40. For each problem, write the question and provide the answer according to the directions. As always, check your odds as you go.
Tuesday Nov. 27
Addition Property of Inequalities.
HW/CW p.178 1-40. For each problem, write the question and provide the answer according to the directions. As always, check your odds as you go.
Wednesday Nov. 28
Multiplication Property of Inequalities.
This is where it differs from what we have done before as multiplying(dividing) both sides by a NEGATIVE, flips the inequality sign.
Do this internet worksheet.
Thursday Nov. 29
Quiz like this on Monday!!
Friday Nov. 30
Repeat Yesterday’s worksheets. Should have done both twice. Do more than twice if you think you need more practice OR would like better scores.
Check here to see what you should have done so far this quarter.
If done early, practice for quiz below. Be sure you know how to graph the answers (see Monday the 26th’s work in book for examples of how to graph)
Monday Dec. 3
Quiz like work from last week.
Introduction to chapter 9.
HW: P. 408 1-30
Tuesday Dec. 4
Wednesday Dec. 5
Absolute Value Equations (Advanced – we’ve already done some like this).
Thursday Dec. 6
More absolute value practice
This worksheet from yesterday a second time. (Some of you haven’t done it the first time).
Friday Dec. 7
Review InEqualities by doing this one ONE MORE TIME (should be third – make sure you’ve don three times by Monday!!!) Re-quiz on Monday. Higher score, I’ll count it twice. Lower score, stuck with it for try #2, keep score for first try.
Remember: On a number line you have x>#. You circle the # (shade it if >=) and then test numbers on either side to see if they work. Testing the point to the left and the right of the point you picked is the best way to know which side to shade. I
Want to practice over the weekend and won’t have access to the internet – ask for a paper practice copy!
Monday Dec. 10
TODAY AND TOMORROW AFTER SCHOOL ARE THE LAST DAYS TO RE-TAKE ANY QUIZZES as well as complete any internet work FROM Oct 29-Dec 9. For all your classes you should be forming a plan as to how to best finish up the semester – waiting until the last minute is not a plan.
HW/CW: and/or’s graphing worksheet.
re-Quiz over inequalities. MUST copy problem, show work, and graph.
Tuesday Dec. 11
Introduction to section 9-4. Absolute values in Inequalities.
HW (due Thursday). p. 415 1-36
Practice Quiz over disjunctions (ors) and conjunctions(ands).
1-6 should be done as “and” pairs and 7-12 should be done as “or” pairs. Make sure you understand the “empty set” and “all real numbers” exceptions. For the practice quiz. Do 1 and 2 then show me the conjunction graph to ensure you are doing it right. Then do 7 and 8 as a disjunction. Show me again. Finish. Attempt to get this done BEFORE the end of class so I can check your graphs.
Wednesday Dec. 12
Most of you are not ready for the quiz yet.
1) Check Homework Worksheet using the key in the U: drive. If your graph is incorrect, mark it as incorrect. If you did not do the graph, DO THE GRAPH. Turn in when done.
2) Finish work from yesterday
3) Start Homework that is due tomorrow. p. 415 1-36. Most of these absolute value problems require you to turn them into an “and” or an “or”. If you didn’t take notes yesterday on when and how to do this, then read pages 413-415.
Thursday Dec. 13
Go over absolute value homework.
Logic Puzzles. (related to the and/or) – Worksheet. Don’t lose. You will need for tomorrow.
Quiz over disjunctions (ors) and conjunctions(ands).
1-6 should be done as “and” pairs and 7-12 should be done as “or” pairs.
Friday Dec. 14
More Logic Puzzles – Using the back of the worksheet from yesterday (or on a separate sheet of paper), look at several of the puzzles on the link below. You should do this in groups of 2 to 4. For each puzzle you look at, write down what time you start, what time you figured it out (or gave up and looked at the answer), a brief description of the problem, and a brief description of an answer someone came up with. NO ONE IS AUTOMATICALLY GOOD AT MATH OR PUZZLES – we get better because we stick with them, try different things, and practice. The ability to sit and think about a problem that does not initially make sense is the sign of a mature, independent thinker.
TURN IN THE WORK ABOVE TO THE GUEST TEACHER.
Extra Credit over break (can count up to two homework assignments IF DONE WELL). On a separate sheet of paper create a 10 question MULTIPLE CHOICE test related to ALL of the material we’ve covered so far (Chapters 1,2,3,4,7,8,9) – use the book, internet work (look at last quarter syllabus as well!), and warm-ups as a source of ideas. Each problem should have at least four possible answers. There should be a key of correct answers at the end of the test. At least ONE question should be related to each chapter. Beside each question, write which chapter it came from. Since there are 7 chapters and 10 questions, the last three questions may come from any chapter but you still must say where they came from. MAKE SURE YOU READ THESE DIRECTIONS TWICE. Gave a similar assignment over the Thanksgiving break and many people did not get as many points as they could have simply because they did not read the directions.
Wed. Jan. 2 (13)
Graphing on x-y plane review. In class worksheet to be turned in. If absent, do page 419 4-23, 2 equations per graph. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Change all inequalities into equal signs.
Thur. Jan 3 (12)
Graphing inequalities on x-y plane. 9.4
Big idea: On a number line you have x>#. You circle the # (shade it if >=) and then test numbers on either side to see if they work. When doing this on the x-y plane, the only real difference is the line creates a boundary line and you shade everything on one side of the plane or the other – testing a point to see which side is correct. If its a > or < (compared to >= or <=) the line is dashed instead of solid because the line itself will not satisfy the inequality.
Homework (Graph paper provided). p. 419. Starting with #3, every 3rd problem. 3,6,9… up to 39. CHECK YOUR ODDS.
Friday Jan 4(11)
Identifying Graphed Inequalities by their picture and determining the expressions. Misc review on graphing on x-y plane.
IN CLASS WORKSHEET
Graphing SYSTEMS of inequalities.
Like Friday except TWO sets on the same graph. The solution is the one that works for both.
DUE AT END OF CLASS: p. 423 1-6. For each inequality in the system you MUST
1) Write the inequality and then rewrite the inequality as an equation (your boundary line)
2) Graph the line by either a) finding three sets of points OR b) re-writing as slope-intercept form.
3) Make the boundary line dotted or shaded depending on the original inequality
4) Choose a test point and plug it into the original inequality. State as True or False.
5) Shade the correct half-plane based on the results of your test point
Do the same for the second inequality in the system following the same steps.
EXTRA CREDIT. #22,23
Homework. p. 427 Chapter Review. 11-38. Pick and choose at least 20 and check your answers as you go. All answers in the back of the book. Be sure to write the question and show your work. Hand-drawn graphs are fine.
Tue. Jan. 8 (9)
Multiple choice quiz on systems of equations.
Pre-Quiz on Chapter 5 Exponents and Polynomials. Write down your answers (right or wrong) as you go.
Cheat Sheet assigned – due on day of practice exam (Tuesday)- this is an assignment but can also be used during the exam. Failure to do it shows that either you are a genius who already have 101% or that you totally don’t care what you get for a grade. If you lose it, it’ll cost you a quarter to get a new one!
Wed. Jan 9 (8)
5-1 and 5-2 – Rules for exponents p. 207 9-66 (every 3rd problem. 9,12,15,18.. – check odds) – Due at end of class. Write down each problem (Ask about this – if we are running short on time I MAY not require this for the class problems).
HW: p. 212 9-66 (every 3rd problem. 9,12,15,18.. – check odds) Write down each problem.
Thur. Jan 10 (7)
5-3 Multiplying and dividing, Review of like terms.
HW p. 215 9-66 (every 3rd problem. 9,12,15,18.. – check odds) Write down each problem.
NOTEBOOKS DUE TOMORROW. You need to go through and number your warm-ups. Each one should already have a date on it. Your first one for this quarter is likely dated 10/22. Simply Write a 1 by YOUR FIRST ONE, a 2 by YOUR SECOND ONE, and so on. If you have 22 warm-ups it should be number 1,2,3…22. If you have 30 warm-ups, it should be numbered 1,2,3…30. Beside the very last one (THURSDAY) Write TOTAL: and the number of warm-ups. 34 or more warm-ups is 100%. They are worth 3 points each. Every one over 34 is worth 1 point of extra credit. Have your notebook numbered and ready to go at the start of class tomorrow. If it is not ready at the start of class it is late (10 points off for late and 5 points off for following directions). If it is not ready by the start of class Monday, 50% off. ALSO – MAKE SURE YOUR NAME IS ON the first page and the last page!!
Fri. Jan 11 (6)
5-4 Scientific Notation
HW/Classwork p. 219 1-39 Odds. Check back of the book as you go. Write down each problem. [Did this myself – took me ten minutes including checking the back of the book – only needed my calculator for one problem where I was too lazy to do the division long hand]
Additional suggested homework for Sunday night. Do 2 or 3 problems from each of the 4 sections in Chapter 5 in order to review for quiz. (Put some of this on cheat sheet?)
Practice Quiz on Chapter 5
Mon. Jan 14(5) – Last week of the semester. If you’ve been planning ahead, this week should be a breeze. If your affairs are not in order, woe is you.
More practice on Scientific Notation. Do evens from book in class.
Quiz over Chapter 5
EXTRA CREDIT (IN CLASS ONLY): Something from my Geometry class: A different way of looking at Surface Area and Volume – try THIS. Basic idea: COUNT the cubes for volume. Count the squares ON THE SURFACE for surface area. You have to “count” the ones you cannot see as well.
Homework – Finish Cheat Sheet. Due tomorrow!! Make sure you have your book at home!!
Tue. Jan 15(4)
Practice Exam – Cheat Sheets due!
Wed. Jan 16(3)
GGN to review for tomorrows’s exam.
Bring a book or something to do silently to do after the test (although most of you will need the entire time).
Remember to bring your cheat sheet.
Homework: Go through notes, warm-ups, book, internet, looking for at least 3 more things to add to your cheat sheet.
Thur. Jan 17(2)
Semester Final – Cheat sheet may be used (for those of you who forgot on Tuesday I will give half credit for those who bring them COMPLETED)
If You finish early, did you try the extra credit from Monday? Find something SILENT to do. Everyone deserves a chance to finish their test with quiet.
Fri. Jan 18(1) – Last day of the semester!
Did you do extra credit from Monday? Are you MISSING any tests or quizzes?
Monday January 21 is MLK day – No School
Tuesday is a teacher workday – No School
Wednesday – You may or may not have a new teacher on Wednesday. I have told the district I can work Wed and Thur if your new teacher has not completed their paperwork. (A new permanent teacher is coming – we will have picked them last week)